Mystery of the “Catwalk” Over I-25 to Lincoln Junior High

A long-time Albuquerque complaint made by myself and other non-motorized roadway users is that each and every quadrant in town has at least one bike/ped bridge over the Interstate, except the stretch of I-25 south of the Big-I. But there was a time… For years, I’ve had a personal fascination with Burque’s Lincoln Junior High,… Read More Mystery of the “Catwalk” Over I-25 to Lincoln Junior High

Safe Routes to Schools and the Enforcement “E”

During these days of rapid reflection and revision of thinking across all aspects of systemic racism, the Safe Routes to Schools Partnership Tuesday announced the following: For more than 15 years, Safe Routes to School programs have used the five E’s (Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Evaluation, and Engineering) as their organizing framework. In recent years, we… Read More Safe Routes to Schools and the Enforcement “E”

A Look at Neighborhood History After Another Death at Coronado Park

Carlos Moody was murdered Monday at Coronado Park by Jeremy Garcia (allegedly). Mr. Garcia is accused of purposely driving onto the Park grounds and running over Mr. Moody. He currently faces an open count of murder. That incident and a question from a colleague about the impact of highways built through communities of color has… Read More A Look at Neighborhood History After Another Death at Coronado Park

Motor Traffic Street Closure Measure Passes: What Street Do You Want Fully Opened to Non-Motorized Use?

Albuquerque City Council last night unanimously passed Councilor Isaac Benton’s “Active Streets Initiative” making it possible, upon Mayor Keller’s signature (which is expected), to close some city streets temporarily to motorized traffic. As noted in yesterday’s BB post on the subject, the turn-around time from passage to possible implementation is remarkably rapid. Two weeks! Thus,… Read More Motor Traffic Street Closure Measure Passes: What Street Do You Want Fully Opened to Non-Motorized Use?

Councilor Benton Proposes Closing Selected Streets to Non-Local Motor Traffic

Following actions taken in a multitude of cities worldwide, Albuquerque City Councilor Isaac Benton is tonight introducing an “Active Streets Initiative,” a Resolution that, if passed, would enable the City to close some streets, actually quite a few streets as shown below, to anything but local motorized traffic, making them much more comfortably accessible by… Read More Councilor Benton Proposes Closing Selected Streets to Non-Local Motor Traffic